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Rwanda Aid Policy

The Aid Policy was approved by Cabinet on 26 July 2006

The Aid Policy clearly sets out what the Government will do to make aid more effective, to ensure that aid is spent in a manner that has maximum impact on economic development and poverty reduction in Rwanda. The Policy also calls on Rwanda’s donors to ensure that they give aid in line with national priorities, simplify procedures, and enhance local ownership of development activities.

Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Rwanda

An Introduction to ODA in Rwanda

 Since 1994, Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Rwanda has played and continues to play an important role in supporting national efforts on development and poverty reduction. The nature of ODA has evolved considerably since then, shifting from one largely characterized as humanitarian mainly delivered by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to the one characterized as development focus with majority of ODA now delivered through the Government of Rwanda (GoR). Today, ODA in Rwanda complements domestic resources in supporting national priorities as articulated in Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS). 

Donor Performance Assessment Framework (DPAF)

The Donor Performance Assessment Framework (DPAF) forms a part of a mutual review process designed to strengthen mutual accountability at the country level, drawn from international and national agreements on the quality of development assistance to Rwanda. The DPAF reviews the performance of bilateral and multilateral donors against a set of established indicators on the quality and volume of development assistance to Rwanda.

The primary forum for dialogue around the DPAF is the Development Partners Coordination Group (DPCG), recognising that the DPAF aims to be inclusive, bringing together all donors and all aid modalities.




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